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Duterte may extend Guerrero’s term

/ 07:00 AM October 28, 2017

Lt Gen Rey Leonardo Guerrero. PHOTO BY NOY MORCOSO/INQUIRER.net

President Duterte may extend the term of newly installed Armed Forces chief of staff Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero who is due to retire in less than two months.

At a chance interview on Thursday after Guerrero’s installation to the top military post in Camp Aguinaldo, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters that the extension was likely pointing out in Filipino, “What can he do in two months?”

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Guerrero is due to retire from the military service on Dec. 17.

“The President has the prerogative to extend the term of a retiring chief of staff… We still have martial law [in Mindanao]. That is a good reason for the President to extend whoever is the chief of staff,” Lorenzana explained.

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